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4 Ways to Prevent Elderly Dehydration

 Our elderly loved ones need a little extra TLC in the hot summer months. Get the 411 on why dehydration increases with age and get some tips on keeping your favorite senior hydrated. Dehydration is a huge issue for the elderly. A recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the […]

The Language of Aging

The language surrounding aging can be sensitive. The word that’s used for people who have lived more than six or seven decades has changed with time. Bryan Garner wrote in Modern American Usage:   “’Elderly’ began as a euphemism for aged ‘old’, but even ‘elderly’ has now acquired negative connotations. Perhaps ‘senior’, the newest euphemism, […]

3 Causes of Sudden Confusion in the Elderly

  While we know dementia is a common problem in the elderly, it’s important to be aware that various conditions can intensify its symptoms. Even individuals with no prior history can exhibit severe confusion when faced with UTIs, dehydration, or surgical anesthesia. Always take preventative measures where possible and be on the lookout for early […]

How To Turn Your Home Into a Pension

  What if you could turn the equity in your home into an annuity-like product that paid you and your surviving spouse a fixed monthly payment for the rest of your lives? Now, imagine you can do this and continue living in your home as long as you’re able. Finally, wouldn’t it be nice if […]

Eight hours of sleep may be crucial to preventing Alzheimer’s

What time are you going to bed tonight? The answer probably will depend on a number of things you have to do before bedtime: clean up around the house, answer some emails, or maybe prepare for that big meeting in the morning. Researchers at the Washington School of Medicine say that lack of sleep might […]

Parkinson’s Disease – In the Shadow of Alzheimers

Parkinson’s Disease affects up to 1 million Americans. Overshadowed by Alzheimers, Parkinson’s is also incurabale and is the 14th leading cause of death. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.  Please honor those fighting Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Click here to read more..

Senior Malnutrition is more common than thought, and can be a serious concern

There are many contributing factors to elderly malnutrition. Some of our most common requests are meal preparation, and kind, “meal reminders”. Our caregivers are not only compassionate, but they are excellent cooks as well! For more information concerning elderly malnutrition, click here..

Caregivers Need Care Too

The primary caretaker of an elderly patient or disabled patient is almost always a family member, typically a parent, child or sibling. Often this task is dropped in the lap of the family member unexpectedly and then they have the daunting task of taking care of that patient 24/7. The family member may have a […]

As we age, do we have “senior moments”, or are they signs of something more?

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The Benefits of Companionship Care

There are times when your loved one, whether a senior or disabled, cannot do things that came easy in their younger years such as driving or cooking. They are either restricted from doing particular activities or cannot physically perform them. You may have a parent who just lost a spouse and who cannot do the […]